Reduce vibration and impact with this innovative oval-shaped paddle from ProKennex.
ProKennex Kinetic Ovation Flight PaddleThe Kinetic Ovation Flight Pickleball Paddle is full of amazing features that will take your game to new heights with improved speed and control. The Ovation version of the Flight paddles has a unique shape, it's oval. This puts the sweet spot of the paddle right in the center of the oval shape, perfect for ex-tennis players who love to watch the ball strike right in the middle of face of the paddle. This Ovation oval shape also creates a slight weight bias a bit closer to the handle. On the face, ProKennex has introduced a new Diamond Frost coating which improves surface contact and texture, resulting in more spin. A Cloud Cell core on the inside creates a more widely spaced honeycomb which allows the paddle to stay light and maneuverable without sacrificing power. Testers report that the power of this paddle is amazing for its weight. To top it all off, the Air-O-Guard edge guard is entirely replaceable, so if it ever gets scuffed you can simply switch out a single part without purchasing a new paddle. An of course, no edge guard wraps up and onto the face of the paddle, eliminate edge guard mis-hits.
Click here to get a replacement Air-O-Guard. The Air-O-Guard Replaceable Bumper System is compatible with the Blue and Pink Ovation Flight and does not fit the Navy Blue/Lime Green Ovation Flight.
The Kinetic Ovation Flight Pickleball Paddle uses ProKennex’s proprietary Kinetic System with tungsten-filled chambers to prevent injury and reduce shock. This is ideal for avoiding “pickleball elbow” and enjoying longer games pain-free. The paddle weighs 7.3 – 7.6 oz with a small grip and 5” long handle. The rounded sides create a surface that is highly consistent and responsive no matter where you make contact with a pickleball.
The Kinetic Ovation Flight Pickleball Paddle is a dynamic piece of equipment that is not only comfortable to use but ideal for high level play.
Actual grip circumference may vary up to 1/8".
Please note: Due to the edgeless design, this paddle may develop wear to the graphic overlay and/or small chips at the edges during play. The Air-O-Guard bumper edge guard will mitigate much of this wear; however, the potential for it to occur remains. Our testers have also reported a small degree of wear on the finish/texture on the faces of these paddles. This normal wear and tear is not considered a defect in the product, and does not diminish the performance or playability of the paddle. In our own internal testing, after hundreds of hours of play, the paddles hold up exceptionally well without any change in play. Consider these scrapes and wear as a badge of honor, earned by hours on the court!
Reviews of the Kinetic Ovation Flight Paddle by Pickleball Central Staff:"The ProKennex original Ovation is one of the go-to paddles in my bag. I use it if I ever feel a twinge in my elbow or shoulder, or when I feel like I need a little more pop in my game. I always feel I retain the control portion of my game with the added power. And with the new Ovation Flight I feel like they have magnified the positives of the paddle and added a few new tricks, as well. The ball pops off the face even a little more. And with the paddle being a little lighter, I feel even quicker with this version. My arm benefits from the tungsten beads absorbing the energy, as well. And as for the new trick, the replaceable edge guard gives me more confidence to dig out the low shots without fear of chipping the paddle. And, with the new Diamond Frost High Texture face I can spin the ball more. My top spin misses that hit the top of the net climb over like never before (and goodness knows I need the help). I am impressed with how ProKennex keeps pushing the envelope with paddle technology."
John, Sales Team (4.0 Player)
"ProKennex has established itself as a builder of super high-end paddles designed to help people play longer, and with reduced pain due to its Kinetic energy vibration control technology. The new Flight Series delivers a new option for players wanting a lighter version of these paddles, but with all the power and control they have come to expect. My test unit of the oval shaped Ovation Flight paddle weighed 7.5 ounces. It felt incredibly solid for its light weight, with a high-texture face perfect for imparting spin on balls. The paddle has several upgrades over the original first generation model including the new Air-O-Guard edge protector, lighter weight design, and a new core/face combination that generates both power and spin. The shape on the Ovation Flight puts the sweet spot right in the middle of the paddle. As an ex racquetball guy, I tend to like the ball played up the face a bit more, so I prefer the rectangular Flight Speed version (see separate review). Almost all the ex-tennis players I've spoken with prefer the oval Ovation shape, so ProKennex seems to have a model for every preference. Congratulations to Steve Dawson on working with the team at ProKennex to design another winning paddle!"
Edward, Product Team (4.0 Player)
Weight Average: 7.5 ounces
Weight Range: 7.3-7.6 ounces
Grip Circumference: 4” Tapered (Small) Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".
Grip Style: Comfort Cushion
Grip Manufacturer: ProKennex
Handle Length: 4.9"
Paddle Length: 15.43"
Paddle Width: 7.6"
Paddle Face: Carbon with Diamond Frost surface texture
Core Material: Cloud Cell Poly Honeycomb
Edge Guard: Replaceable Air-O Guard
Arm Protection: Kinetic System Technology
Designed in San Diego, CA
Made in China
Jan 22, 2023
Love my Ovation Flight! I wouldn't have even considered it before a friend let me try theirs. Great for my elbow recovery, but also has great speed and spin. With some lead tape, it has more power and a bigger sweet spot. I keep trying other paddles, but haven't found any I like more!
Jan 17, 2023
Started with the onix-Z5. Got the ovation last week.so much more power and control.will be staying with the ovation.
Jan 12, 2023
I’m only giving 4 stars because I’m getting used to the paddle. So far I’m pleased how the ball bounces of of it and how light and easy it is to handle. The group I play with none of them have an oval paddle and I love explaining why I chose such shape after watching your videos.
When I bought my pro Kinetix paddle , I was looking for the advertised effect of shock, absorption and lightness. These both proved to be the way the pedal is, and I have enjoyed using it with good results because it’s a little light you occasionally
Dec 17, 2022
I recently bought a second one for my girlfriends Christmas present, so I guess I’m a believer.
Dec 11, 2022
Moved up to this paddle after using the Prince Response Pro all summer. Coming from racquetball and ping-pong, I find the shape of the Ovation Flight to be perfect. It has great spin, control and power in equal balance while being a light 7.5 ounces in weight. This is the quickest paddle I've ever used up at the NVZ and it dampens the shots of even the hardest bangers with ease. It actually feels like the paddle is an extension of my hand, arm and body. In other words, I don't notice it at all. I have a minor case of pickle elbow and it's slowly getting better as the advertised help this paddle promises, seems to be doing it's job in that regard. This is a very high quality paddle. I love it so much that I purchased another used one as a backup. Thanks Picklball Central!